Wednesday, August 31, 2011

South Africa's ANC Power Struggle Is Turning Violent

Violence At Malema Hearing Shows Divide Within South Africa's ANC -- Christian Science Monitor

Angry supporters of ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema battled police outside the ANC headquarters in the strongest indication that the ANC's youth wing is rapidly falling out of control.

As South Africa's governing African National Congress convened a hearing on allegations of indiscipline against ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, police outside were battling with rowdy and violent protesters demanding Malema be "left alone."

The firebrand Mr. Malema is facing charges of bringing the party into disrepute through a statement advocating for regime change in Botswana, among other allegations. In a previous disciplinary hearing in May 2010, the ANC ordered Malema to take anger-management classes for remarks deemed by the ANC to be offensive.

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More News On ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema And His Conflict With The ANC

Julius Malema: South African firebrand youth leader threatening to tear ANC apart
-- The Telegraph
South Africans Protest Over Hearing for Zuma Rival -- New York Times
South African police fire tear gas in clashes with Malema followers -- The Independent
Violent clashes outside Malema hearing -- Financial Times
ANC power struggle turns violent -- Globe And Mail
ANC Youth League Supporters Protest Violently in Johannesburg -- Voice of America
Julius Malema supporters accused of trying to 'plant seed of civil war' as protests erupt -- The Telegraph
Profile: Julius Malema -- BBC

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